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and richmond, virginia, he will campaign in ohio, instead. and then vice president biden was supposed to be there but had to cancel, as well. the president, in florida, really. they're keeping a close eye on the important battleground states, all of them. and jim avalon is in virginia, a state that president obama won four years ago, and a state mitt romney would really love to have in his column ten days from now. everybody would love to have every single state in their column. so why is virginia -- first of all, how are you doing? why is virginia so important to the election? >> reporter: i'm doing great, we'll talk to students at washington university in just a bit. virginia is one of the three big swing states, florida, virginia, ohio, the path of the battleground bus that we have been on. virginia is fascinating, because president obama was the first democrat to win it since lyndon johnson, in 1964. the population is growing, more diverse now. now the population growth, frankly well to the north of virginia was to his benefit in 2008. right now, the economy here in virginia, pret
with a recent poll showing president obama has an advantage. >>> meantime, vice president biden and mitt romney are in florida. not together, separately. romney's first in tampa, then coral gables and jacksonville. biden will be rallying in sarasota and later in ocala. president obama will stay off the campaign trail for another day. he will, instead, tour storm damage in new jersey. mitt romney is campaigning, but sensitively. it's less than a week before the election. how do candidates balance politics in the face of disaster? during a natural disaster. joining us now is thomas whalen, history professor at boston university, also offering commentary on the current campaign. thank you so much for being with us, thomas. >> my pleasure. >> there is a real danger p in how a president handles a natural disaster because it can sink a presidency, right? >> it could, potentially. what you're really talking about here is the political narrative people have about a particular candidate or president. a natural disaster, at least how presidents respond to them basically can reinforce or under d undermine
. and vice president biden was supposed to be in virginia beach today but had to call it off. president obama campaigns in florida tomorrow. ncht >>> ohio will be the focus over the next ten days and the latest cnn/orc poll shows why. obama is leading 50% to 46% basically unchanged since earlier this month and well within the poll's sampling error. we're going to spend a lot of time this hour hearing from the first lady, michelle obama, and mitt romney's wife, ann romney. two fascinating women and strong advocates for their successful and ambitious husbands. at the bottom of the hour we'll bring you a special of "the journey of ann romney." she tells our own gloria borger that some people have the wrong impression of her husband. >> there are a lot of charges about your husband. one of them is that he's somebody who has no core. that he's been on both sides of a lot of issues. >> and that's just to me like the most false charge there is. because i know his core. >> what is his core? >> honesty, integrity, decency, intelligence, conviction to doing the right thing. for me i've seen that in eve
in youngstown, ohio, for tomorrow. president clinton and vice president biden will still be there. the president is not going to be there. he has an event tomorrow morning in florida but he's not going to ohio. he's going back to the white house. as for mitt romney, we're watching his campaign very closely. he has a campaign event here in ohio tomorrow morning after this event with paul ryan in a few minutes. and then he goes to wisconsin and iowa, two states that should be protected from hurricane sandy for the time being. but, don, i have to tell you, a lot of this is very interesting to watch because we're all sort of wondering how is this hurricane going to affect the race? which candidate will it affect more? will it affect the president because it will be taking him off the campaign trail. he won't be able to campaign quite as much. or will it make him perhaps appear more presidential because he'll be looking at storm damage and that sort of thing? the romney campaign was asked about that earlier today. they did not want to speculate but the obama campaign is also concerned about it becaus
joe biden back from the battleground state of wisconsin. he says he is stumping on the opposition home court. stansville, wisconsin, that is paul ryan's hometown just about 20 minutes north of beloit. you're looking at live pictures where the vice president is going to be speaking shortly. biden's visit comes just today after the president's trip to green bay, and here's why. take a look at the latest cnn poll of polls for wisconsin. of likely voters president obama leads with 51%. mitt romney has 44%. this is an average of several polls. now, one man, he was so desperate for gas in new york, he reportedly pulled a gun in a waiting -- waiting in the line there. you can see. we'll show you how desperate this situation has become. i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners giving the volt high
's 20 electoral votes. the obama campaign is not taking this sitting down. jill biden is coming to pennsylvania to campaign today. and one of the big guns on the obama side, the former president clinton will be campaigning here in pennsylvania on monday. fred, i got here last night. i turned on the tv watching the local news. a lot of campaign ads. you know what? in the final nine days of this campaign in pennsylvania, $10 million worth of ads. most of them from the romney campaign and its allies. they're outspending the obama campaign 2 to 1. fred, nobody, no republican has won pennsylvania since 1988 in a presidential contest. of course, the romney campaign thinks with the polls tightening up they have a chance. take a look at this. you mentioned the polg eed the . a four point advantage in the president. that is within the sampling area. president obama had a bigger lead here in pennsylvania just a few weeks ago. fred? >> so, paul, is that feeling that the ads have helped the mitt romney campaign kind of put themselves over the top or at least near the top? >> reporter: this
minutes ago, so this is his tenth time on the ground here. vice president biden is expected to be here on monday for an event. that storm willing, i should say, and this is an important state, fred, because new hampshire is a place where voters can register to vote on election day. yes, this state was very big for mitt romney in the republican primaries, but the obama campaign feels that they have a really strong get out the vote effort when you look at the campaign offices, they have 24 to the romney campaign's nine. so as president obama makes his way here and we're expecting this event at elm street elementary school to get under way with president obama speaking at 2:15 eastern time, that's the scheduled time, he will have just this one event here in new hampshire today, but he will be doing a number of interviews. one national television interview, but also a few radio interviews, one for a station in florida, talking to a station in ohio, and he'll also be talking to a station in new hampshire that broadcasts to other stations all over this important state, fred. >> all right. ta
panetta. also secretary geithner updating the president on the financial markets, vice president biden, we're told, also on that call. based on the readout from the white house, the president got a sense of the coordination ongoing between the federal government, state, local officials. the president also promising that the federal government will continue to assist in any way possible. this comes in the wake of calls that the president has had with state governors and local officials overnight and the impacted areas, new jersey and new york, also declaration -- disaster declarations that were assigned for new york and new jersey and emergency declarations for additional states including virginia and west virginia. the situation remains fluid. unclear beyond wednesday when the president will be heading back out on the campaign trail. it's a critical time, days to go before election day, so the president, the campaign, they want to get back out to encourage early voting and perhaps try to deliver their closing arguments for those voters out there still undecided in those critical battlegrou
obama here today. we saw joe biden here last week. but paul ryan was here yesterday. mitt romney will be here tomorrow. bill clinton last night and this morning. there is a lot of surrogate traffic and part of that is because early voting is under way right now and goes on through tomorrow. and both sides are really trying to energize people and get them out to the polls during this week. >> brianna, i'm looking behind you. just quickly peek over the back of your shoulder to your left, air force one just came right into a perfect view for us. thank you very much. but i want to ask you, this was a campaign stop in green bay that was really supposed to happen tuesday, which the president cancelled because of the storm and emergency work that he needed to do. so what did they do? did they go on with the event as scheduled and then add this one, or have they just rejigged the schedule? >> reporter: they sort of adjusted it a little bit. i think it was an evening event was the idea on tuesday. but for instance, charles woodson, who, yes, did make that very generous $100,000 donation -
place as well that we'll see vice president biden visiting on monday as well. >> so it also seemed as though the president spent a lot less time talking about romney, and spent a lot more time talking about his accomplishments including ending the war in iraq and going after osama bin laden, and spelling out his plan for the next four years. where is his next stop and is this kind of the new speech that is being unfurled here by the president to spend more time on how he sees the next four years and to remind people of what he has done in the last four? >> you know, he did talk about those things, and i also noticed, fred, that he was talking to women as well. something that we have noticed before, but he spent a considerable amount of time knocking mitt romney and his record as the governor of massachusetts, trying to frame him as someone who raised taxes or fees on the middle class while giving tax cuts to the welty. that's something that was actually new during this speech and really the one thing that really was new that we heard here today in new hampshire. president obama, th
and wearing an outfit that kind of looked like a paper ballot, a ballot for her selection of the obama/biden ticket, and later on in the 4:00 eastern hour, when he arrives, we'll take that live. right now in richmond, virginia, republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan is speaking there. >> like that smart person over there or a redskins fan. we love this country. we've got serious problems in this country. that requires serious solutions. and in order to put serious solutions in place, you need to elect a leader. that's why in three days, we need to elect mitt romney the next president of the united states. you know, in the closing moments of the campaign, it's what you can see really what a campaign is all about at times. in these last hours, let me read you a quote from four years ago. if you don't have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters. if you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. you make a big election about small things. you remember who said that four years ago? you do remember. that's what barack
as we speak, and there's a lot of attention here. vice president biden was here in wisconsin last week. paul ryan was here yesterday. mitt romney is going to be here tomorrow. wisconsin getting an outsized amount of attention, you could say. >> another place getting a lot of attention, virginia. that is where mitt romney earlier today gave a speech. he is going to be doing at least three different cities and towns in that state. i want you to hear this, briana. this is what his message earlier this morning. >> now, the president's proposal in a setting like this is to continue on the same road. he has a campaign slogan that was forward. i saw the signs out front. forward. i think forewarned is a better word. >> briana, yol, mitt romney has taken the gloves off. he is now going back on attack mode. do we expect that is going to play out the next five days on both sides? >> reporter: yeah. i think you already saw that here. you heard president obama saying that the romney campaign is betting on cynisism, that people will want to -- i think you're almost hearing in a way these mirror imag
it with even a little bit with joe biden last night, showing up on popular tv. they've been trying to drive out that youth vote. they've been on college campuses. their turnout machines always involve college campuses, texting, social network. looking at those figures, we're seeing that unemployment among 20 to 24-year-olds actually went up this month from last month. so it is a grim picture for that particular demographic, which is the president's demographic. so the question is, can he still drive them out on, you know, the promises of the future? i think african-american votes, woef heard a lot about how they're not enthusiastic. everyone i've talked to said they are just not seeing that in early voting. they say that the numbers are up in terms of african-americans or at least even to what it was last time around. so it isn't so much african-americans, i think, who are still there in large numbers and large percentages, but the youth vote is quite problematic for the president. >> who can fix it? and who thinks -- which candidate can fix it? number one issue is jobs. if that's the issue be
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